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Wow - who knew Jeff Foxworthy had this in him?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Apr 23, 2007.

  1. I waded through three threads for someone to make this cogent a point -- including my stuff.
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    You set 'em up and I knock 'em down, boss.

    Speaking of, if you want a cool alt-country disc, check out The Chieftains --Down The Old Plank Road.

    Good stuff...
  3. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    The Chieftans are "alt-country"? All these years I've been saying I don't like country music....and now I find out I grew up on the stuff!

    I better tell my Dad, he's suddenly a HUGE country music fan!

  4. AL --
    You know the Chieftains have been dipping into all sorts of genres for 20 years now. This was their "country" album. Of course, I did see Sean Keane play "Turkey In The Straw" in a bar late one night in '83.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Sorry, Ashy, I didn't explain that well.

    This disc has the Chieftains playing with all kinds of country folk, on both Irish numbers and country standards.

    You're likely to find it in the alt-country section at your local megastore.
  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that speech'll do loads to unify the country.
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Great country murder records from the past:
    "Miller's Cave" by Hank Snow or Bobby Bare (written by the Big Bopper)
    "The Cold Hard Facts of Life" by Porter Wagoner (written by Bill Anderson)
    "Life to Go" by Stonewall Jackson (written by George Jones)
    "Blood Red and Going Down" by Tanya Tucker

    Great classic country schmaltz:
    "Mom and Dad's Waltz" by Lefty Frizzell
    "Mama Sang A Song" by Bill Anderson
    "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis
    "For the Good Times" by Ray Price
    "The Grand Tour" by George Jones

    Great obscure classic hardcore country:
    "Wishful Thinking" by Wynn Stewart
    "How Much More Can She Stand" by Conway Twitty
    "She's Acting Single, I'm Drinking Doubles" by Gary Stewart
    "Tender Years" by George Jones

    You'll note I haven't listed anything that was released less than 30 years ago - because the vast majority of modern "country" is crap (kinda like most of the shit you hear on "pop" radio).
  8. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Well, I loved a girl, she lived out in Pecos
    as she
    could be

    And I worked the rigs on out in Odessa
    to give her
    she needs

    But that girl, she run
    with an oil comp'ny bum
    'Cause a diamond
    was not on
    her hand

    He left her soon 'neath the big Loving moon
    To go out
    and x-ray
    the land

    Now I sit in my car at the New Rainbow Bar downtown
    And the frost on the windshield shines toward the sky
    Like a thousand tiny diamonds in the light of Loving County

    Well, I walked that bar and I drank myself crazy
    Thinkin' bout her
    and that man

    When in walked a woman lookin' richer than sin
    And 10 years worth of work
    on her hand

    Well, I followed her home, and when she was alone
    I put my gun
    to her head

    And I don't recall what happened next at all
    But now that rich woman
    she's dead

    Now I drive the highway, 10 miles from my sweet baby's arms
    And the moon is so bright, It don't look like night
    And the diamond, how it sparkles in the lights of Loving County

    -- One of my favorite tunes, "Loving County," a Texas love song from the great Charlie Robison. The story ends with the girl marrying the oil company guy and the protagonist "looking up at the East Texas sky" from death row. Kind of makes your heart melt a bit. And not one bit less violent than anything Eminem has ever done.
  9. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Graham Parson's version of "Miller's Cave" is one of my favorite songs.

    These lines are simply classic:
    I caught her out one Sunday morning
    With a man they called Big Dave
    The meanest man in Waycross, Georgia
    I'd rather fight a mountain lion in Miller's Cave.

    I called her down both her and David
    Said I'm gonna see you in your grave
    They laughed at me until I shot um
    I took their cheating, scheming bones to Miller's Cave.

    Oh, and mainstream country radio sucks almost as much as Fenian's worldview.
  10. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Ya, him, too.
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